Labor Day Escape – Mother Bird Relaxes

Labor Day Escape – Mother Bird Relaxes

  view from our room   Like last summer, Henry and I remained in our mostly-empty nest until Labor Day weekend.  Unlike last summer, we opted for Mohonk Mountain House and choosing to spend our long weekend at a lake and mountain retreat instead of the ocean and beach...

Labor Day Lessons

     Better to take a short, affordable vacation than slog through the hot summer without any break, right?  Well…sort of.  Maybe Labor Day weekend wasn’t the best time for a nest escape.  Or perhaps Gurney’s Inn wasn’t the best place for Henry and me (though it had...

Nest Getaway

    Could my husband Henry, our family tour guide and travel agent, plan one more exotic summer vacation for our WHOLE nuclear family? Not this year.  (See “Ottoman Odyssey,” 9/6/13 for last August’s adventure).           For one thing, it was impossible to predict...

Nest Escape

     What’s the best way for a stressed out mom of difficult kids to escape and find some relief? Short of flying the coop and permanently abandoning your offspring, every mother should avail herself of a temporary release.  Dare I say “me time?” I’m not talking about...

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